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Transition Feeding Products

Even though dry cows don’t generate income, they are important investments in your herd’s future.  The feeding and management you provide during the dry period are critical to a cow’s health and productivity, and to the health of her calf.

 

21 Days Pre-Fresh

Prep-Plus Complete - An 18% protein nutritionally balanced, pelleted dry cow feed which is fed to adjust the cation-anion balance to levels reported to lower the incidence of milk fever in certain situations. Adjustments of the cation-anion balance of the dry cows ration the last 2-3 three weeks of the dry period will assure the cow’s calcium mobilization and absorption systems are ‘turned-on’ prior to calving. Fed at a rate of 5 lbs. per head per day.

Pre-FreshStart Complete 18% DCAD - An 18% nutritionally balanced pre-fresh Transition close-up dry cow feed fed to adjust the cation-anion balance to a level reported to lower the incidence of milk fever.  In certain situations adjustment of the cation-anion balance in dry cow rations in the last 2-3 weeks of the dry period, can assure the cow’s calcium mobilization and absorption systems are “turned-on” prior to calving.  Feed at a rate of 10 pounds per cow per day, do not exceed 10 pounds.

Prep-Plus Concentrate - A 22 or 34% protein nutritionally balanced, pelleted dry cow feed which is fed to adjust the cation-anion balance to levels reported to lower the incidence of milk fever in certain situations. Adjustments of the cation-anion balance of the dry cows ration the last 2-3 three weeks of the dry period to assure the cow’s calcium mobilization and absorption systems are ‘turned-on’ prior to calving. Fed at a rate of 2.5 lbs. per head per day.

Pre-FreshStart Concentrate 36% DCAD - A 36% nutritionally balanced pre-fresh Transition close-up dry cow feed fed to adjust the cation-anion balance to a level reported to lower the incidence of milk fever.  In certain situations adjustment of the cation-anion balance in dry cow rations in the last 2-3 weeks of the dry period, can assure the cow’s calcium mobilization and absorption systems are “turned-on” prior to calving.  Feed at a rate of 2.5 pounds per cow per day, do not exceed 2.5 pounds.

Pre-FreshStart Complete 18% - An 18% pre-fresh ration specifically balanced for Transition dry cows.  It is a complete feed and fed at a rate of 10 pounds per head per day for the last 2-3 weeks of the dry period.

Pre-FreshStart Concentrate 36% - A 36% pre-fresh ration in checker form designed to feed with grain to dry cows.  Pre-FreshStart Concentrate 36% is specifically balanced for Transition dry cows.  It is fed at a rate of 2.5 pounds per head per day for the last 2-3 weeks of the dry period.

 

21 Days Post-Fresh

FreshStart EXT Complete 20% - A high performance Transition supplement for fresh lactation cows.  FreshStart EXT products are unique in that they incorporate Purina’s Research in energy, starch, mineral and vitamin feeding technology to enhance performance of post-fresh transition cows.  All FreshStart EXT products contain Purina’s unique patented high energy Nugget technology.  FreshStart EXT is designed for feeding 14-21 days after freshening at a feed rate of 20-22 pounds per head per day.  In combination with a high quality forage program, Purina FreshStart EXT products support high production, preserves body weight and condition, while optimizing dry matter intake.

FreshStart EXT Grain Stretcher Supplement 28% - A 28% protein, high performance Transition supplement for fresh lactation cows.  FreshStart EXT products are unique in that they incorporate Purina’s Research in energy, starch, mineral and vitamin feeding technology to enhance performance of post-fresh transition cows.  All FreshStart EXT products contain Purina’s unique patented high energy Nugget technology.  FreshStart EXT is designed for feeding 14-21 days after freshening at a feed rate of 10-11 pounds per head per day.  In combination with a high quality forage program, Purina FreshStart EXT products support high production, preserves body weight and condition, while optimizing dry matter intake.  Feeding directions call for FreshStart to be mixed with your own grain.  When feed grains are in short supply, you can stretch your grain using Grain Stretcher Supplement. 

FreshStart EXT Concentrate 36% - A high performance Transition supplement for fresh lactation cows.  FreshStart EXT products are unique in that they incorporate Purina’s Research in energy, starch, mineral and vitamin feeding technology to enhance performance of post-fresh transition cows.  All FreshStart EXT products contain Purina’s unique patented high energy Nugget technology.  FreshStart EXT is designed for feeding 14-21 days after freshening at a feed rate of 6-8 pounds per head per day.  In combination with a high quality forage program, Purina FreshStart EXT products support high production, preserves body weight and condition, while optimizing dry matter intake.

FreshStart Mega Ext 20% - A 20% protein, high performance Transition supplement for fresh lactation cows.  FreshStart EXT products are unique in that they incorporate Purina’s Research in energy, starch, mineral and vitamin feeding technology to enhance performance of post-fresh transition cows.  All FreshStart EXT products contain Purina’s unique patented high energy Nugget technology.  FreshStart Mega EXT is designed for feeding 14-21 days after freshening at a feed rate of 3-4 pounds per head per day.  In combination with a high quality forage program, Purina FreshStart EXT products support high production, preserves body weight and condition, while optimizing dry matter intake.

FreshStart Mega EXT is fortified similar to a complete feed and is the product of choice for dairy producers who wish to add additional energy to a high group transition cow TMR.  Commodity/ingredient feeders that strive for low inclusion products also prefer FreshStart Mega EXT.  They prefer to fortify diets as needed with salt, vitamins and minerals.  FreshStart Mega EXT is well suited for customers that wish to maintain their current mineral and vitamin supplier.